What is the opposite of resting?

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Adjective
Opposite of in a state of inactivity or repose, either physical or mental
Adjective
Opposite of lying down, horizontal or flat
Adjective
Opposite of filling a place
Adjective
(of a person) Opposite of without money, a job, or a place to live
Adjective
(of farmland) Opposite of plowed and harrowed, but left for a period without being sown
Adjective
Opposite of in a state of inactivity or repose, either physical or mental
“The children are very active from the time they wake up to the time they go to bed.”
Adjective
Opposite of wanting to avoid activity or exertion
Adjective
Opposite of not engaged in any occupation or employment
“Jack is currently employed and not looking for further opportunities at this stage.”
Noun
Opposite of an instance or period of sleep, napping or resting
Noun
Opposite of an instance or period of sleep or slumber
“Keats spluttered and coughed to full wakefulness, and steadied himself with a stiff brandy.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to relax or be at ease
“Sometimes, I exert myself to the point of exhaustion.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to cease or cause to cease from motion or exertion
“Can you please continue after your lunch break?”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to place for support or steadying
“The waitress came along and told the woman to ask her son to remove his feet from the chair and put them on the floor.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to be placed or supported so as to stay in a specified position
“His hands came out of his pockets to hang at his sides.”
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